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Gabriel peters


03/04/2013

Does jaundice cause eye discharge?

I have jaundice. And today, i noticed that there are eye discharge in the corner of my eyes. Is this normal? Or what cause the eye discharge of my eyes?
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  • edward

    03/08/2013

    No, I see no connection between jaundice and eye discharge. Jaundice is due to the bilirubin built up in the blood, which comes from the breaking down of old red blood cells. Because bilirubin is processed by liver, and it would be delievered into small intestine with bile and finally be excreted from body in feces. If people got jaundice, it probably caused by livery or gall problem. It is better to have an examination in hospital to find out the root. As to eye discharge, it might be related to eye infections, allergies or other eye problem. I recommend you to wash your eyes with water or saline solution.
  • duncan

    03/10/2013

    Well, yes, it is normal to have eye discharges, when you have jaundice. So you need to pay more attention to it. On the other hand, eye discharge can also be caused by allergies, bacteria, makeup, and chemicals. So you just need to be careful about those factors too. For your situation, you may need to schedule an appointment with your primary care physician. He or she can take your temperature, a history of your symptoms, and examine your eyes. Just go and have a look.
  • green

    03/11/2013

    Jaundice, also known as icterus, is a yellowish pigmentation of the skin. People who have jaundice is possible to have yellowish skin, even yellow eyes. And jaundice sometimes is related to liver. If people suffer some liver diseases is easy to get too much jaundice in body. Then your palm, foot and skin on face are much yellow than normal people. It can cause yellow eyes indeed, however, it is rarely possible to cause eye discharges. Causes of eye discharge are various and commonly harmless, but some causes of eye discharge are still serious. Pink eye, blepharitis, corneal ulcers are the top three causes. Take easy. The treatment options are various. Using a warm washcloth if your eyes are glued shut. Throwing away old make-up. Also, you can remove oil from your eyelids by washing them with a baby shampoo or other mild detergent.
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